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BadBoyBilly

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  1. Thank you. Just want to be a thoughtful member. I was trying to figure out how to update the title as sold but didn't see an edit option for the title. Thanks for updating it as complete.
  2. Hey. It's long gone. I'll update the post. Haven't been here since the spring.
  3. I have a Fulton Armory .308 complete BCG with a NiB coating. It does not have the side serrations for forward assist. It's never been fired and i'm the original owner. Located in Massachusetts. No Trades. Paypal preferred but can do Venmo as well. $185 shipped. Continental US only.
  4. So after doing some research this evening, couldn't really find anything negative about the 16" mid length configuration in .308. You lose a little bit of velocity with a shorter barrel but this build isn't for long distance shooting so I'm totally fine with that. Considering not a lot of parts are in stock these days due to covid-19, decided to go with it since it was in stock here: https://www.primaryarms.com/ballistic-advantage-ar-10-308-16-mid-length-barrel-5-8x24-babl308003m Seems like Ballistic Advantage is a highly respected barrel maker on the interwebs and has extremely competitive pricing when compared to other brands. Wasn't aware of them back in 2014. They have been bookmarked! Also, since this is going on my Aero Precision M5, figured Ballistic Advantage would be a good pairing since Aero owns them 😃 I have a Superlative Arms adjustable gas block (got a mid length gas tube for the barrel change) and I have go/no go gauges to confirm head-space. I should be good to go for the barrel reconfiguration!
  5. Not interested in carbine config. I was inquiring about 16" mid length configs
  6. This guy? https://www.ballisticadvantage.com/16-inch-308-gov-mid-cmv-modern-barrel.html
  7. Hey guys, It's been several years since I've looked at 308 stuff. I built two 308's back in 2014-2015 and never bothered to keep up with 308 developments after that. Anyways, I started looking again to see what has changed over the past 5-6 years and I noticed some barrel manufacturers are now offering a 16" mid length configuration. I don't remember this being an option back in 2014-2015 and it's very intriguing to me. In the AR-15 world, a 16" barrel with a mid length gas system is my ideal configuration for weight/maneuverability/good dwell time. My question is, would this same logic apply to the .308 caliber in a 16" mid length barrel? Anyone here running a barrel in that config? If so, how's it working for you? Specifically interested in hearing from people who run un-suppressed. https://criterionbarrels.com/products/large-frame-ar/dpms-pattern-308-hybrid-barrel-mid-length-gas-chrome-lined/ https://faxonfirearms.com/16-big-gunner-308-win-mid-length-4150-nitride/ https://www.aeroprecisionusa.com/308-16-cmv-mid-barrel Thanks!
  8. So officially bought the Criterion barrel. I went with 18".
  9. When I was looking at AP's Bolt Catch, it just says it's a replacement steel bolt catch for a DPMS .308 lower. So my interpretation of that description is telling me the DPMS .308 bolt catch that comes in the DPMS kit should work as well? It doesn't say anything about it being specifically designed for the M5 like the take down pins or the extended mag release button. If I remember correctly, I remember reading that some bolt catches would crack and that people had to upgrade to a higher strength metal to prevent the issue from happening again. I'm guessing that the AP one is just simply that, a higher strength replacement for people who experienced a cracked one?
  10. Interesting. I bought an Aero Precision M5 receiver set a year ago but never got around to building it. I actually started the project up again. So I bought the DPMS .308 LPK and also bought the Aero Precision .308 take down pins since I knew the DPMS ones would not work. I don't remember seeing anything about the DPMS bolt catch when I did my research a year ago. I'm no where near ready to function test the rifle since I still need a barrel.... Now you guys got me worried. The fact that Aero sells a bolt catch specifically for the M5 receiver is telling me that the DPMS one might not work. Why would they design one specifically for the M5 if the DPMS one works???? Probably because it doesn't and they had to design their own. While I'm at it I'd probably buy the extended mag release button since the stock DPMS one is way too short....
  11. My understanding is walking is a more common issue with fully automatic rifles. Semi's don't suffer anywhere near as bad. Considering its a very cheap upgrade and adds reliability to the rifle, why not. I have them on all my builds.
  12. I always clean a new barrel when I first get it. Usually I get a small amount of gunk and surface rust but what you're describing sounds not normal.
  13. Thanks Josh, appreciate your info via email. I'm definitely going with Criterion. I'm just stuck on 16" vs 18" and need to figure out which length I want.
  14. Cool I'm in talks with Josh right now via email. I'm on the fence......... Tough decision...
  15. Chase, I'd love a 16" because this build is going to be a "more maneuverable" build. I thought about it, but I have some concerns about the 16" rifle config. About a year ago I built an SBR. One of the concerns when building an SBR when using really short barrels is lack of dwell time. Dwell time is the time between the bullet passing the gas port and exiting the muzzle. The longer the duell time, the more reliable your firearm will be (cycling). My concern with a 16" barrel with a rifle gas system is the lack of dwell. If I were to go with a 16" barrel, i'm thinking a mid length would offer more reliability. Is my logic right???
  16. Survival, I think that's exactly what I'm going for the 18" ss nitrated barrel with rifle length. Do you mind if I ask what you paid? It looks like it's going to be in the 300ish range?
  17. I looked at Faxon. They are sold out of everything......
  18. Hey guys, Took a while off from firearms.... Needed to buy a new car so had to recoup financially before getting back into firearm building. So I have an unfinished 308 project that I'd like to work on over the winter. The next part I need is the barrel. I really would like an 18" rifle length DI setup. Only found two so far. One is from Aero Precision but it's a heavy contour style. Criterion barrels has one but (1018S-HYR-N) which is spec'd exactly how I want it but I have to call them? Just wanted to make sure I'm not missing any other options out there? If not, I guess I'll call Criterion.....
  19. my bad I re-read it and it looks like you might have used an AR15 mag catch from spare parts? If I order a specific 308 LPK I should be fine i'm assuming since the kit should come with a mag catch designed for the 308 platform.
  20. Well I'm starting my Aero M5 build. I bought the receiver set back in the fall but pushed it to the side since I had other projects in queue. I ended up buying the M5 Specific pins and some other components that were fairly priced to get it to $99 for the free shipping. Rest of the stuff i'll source off Brownells/Midway since their pricing for parts is generally cheaper... So looking at your previous posts, it looks like when I purchase a DPMS LPK, it comes with an AR15 mag catch which will cause the mag release button to be too shallow? Sounds like I need to buy an AR10 specific mag catch with the DMPS LPK? Or the other option would have been to of bought the LPK offered by Aero? I'm guessing that LPK has specific parts in it that is compatible with the M5 where as the DPMS LPK isnt. That would explain the major price difference in the two LPKs when searching online.
  21. Many months later, my first AR308 build is complete. I just need glass, muzzle attachment and a bi-pod.
  22. Thank you sir. I just need glass, muzzle attachment and a bi-pod. I'm going to check the headspace tomorrow to make sure it's safe to shoot =)
  23. I have to say I'm pretty happy with the rail. Installation was a breeze, super light, appears to line up true. Yea I'm a fan.
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